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Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Chest pain did a chest xray and stress test everything was ok running today had tight chest pain and coughed up speck of blood.

Chest pain did a chest xray and stress test everything was ok running today had tight chest pain and coughed up speck of blood.

Blood worries me: Chest x ray and stress being negative is fine. But having a heart murmur i would rather do an echocardiogram, then a ct chest . Chest x-ray are fine but not very sensitive test. Need to follow up. See a pulmunologist as well. ...Read more

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Coughing up small specks of blood, what condition is this?

Coughing up small specks of blood, what condition is this?

Hemoptysis: Usually a result of infection such as bronchitis, however, can also be a concerning symptom. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

Likely bronchitis: If your symptoms extend over 1 week, worsen suddenly or become unbearable seek medical attention. Bronchitis may progress to full blown pneumonia. ...Read more

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Meaning of blood in cough?

Meaning of blood in cough?

Blood in cough: This can as simple as an infection or as ominous as cancer. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i tasting blood when i cough?

Why am i tasting blood when i cough?

See your doctor: Blood in your sputum on coughing is called hemoptysis. Even if you don't see blood, the taste of blood suggests the presence of blood. See you doctor. ...Read more

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I can taste blood when i cough. What could it be?

I can taste blood when i cough. What could it be?

Sources...: Sources of coughing blood include mouth, post-nasal drip with blood draining into the back of your mouth and blood in the lung airways. You should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure there is no bleeding and to treat it if there is bleeding. Certain medications can cause abnormal tastes and your doctor can evaluate this as well. If you are smoking, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more